Mai Linh joins hands with Japanese firm By Le Anh Mai Linh Chairman Ho Huy (R) and Willer Chairman Murase Shigetaka are seen at the MoU signing ceremony on June 12 in Tokyo, Japan – PHOTO: MAI LINH HCMC – Mai Linh Corporation, or Mai Linh, a traditional taxi operator in Vietnam, inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on transportation with Japanese firm Willer Group on June 12 in Tokyo, Japan. Mai Linh said in a news report that Willer, after researching the Vietnamese market, entered into a partnership with the corporation with the aim of developing the passenger transport market in Vietnam and applying smart software with Japanese quality standards in a way that is compatible with Vietnam’s traffic system. The news report quoted Murase Shigetaka, chairman of Willer Group, as saying that the company will team up with Mai Linh to connect the HCMC-Can Tho highway bus route with cities in the Mekong Delta and train Mai Linh traffic management officers during the initial stages. Mai Linh Chairman Ho Huy revealed that both companies aim to enhance the quality and efficiency of the booking process on apps and of payment methods and to develop and operate bus stations and bus stops successfully. Earlier, Mai Linh Willer Joint Venture Company was officially inaugurated in Vietnam in August 2017, with the aim of developing the passenger transport sector in country.